Evaluation & Learning Specialist – Social Inclusion & Gender Jobs In Kenya

Evaluation & Learning Specialist – Social Inclusion & Gender Job, NGO Jobs In Kenya 2021,

Lead evidence and knowledge generation in VSO’s volunteering for development (VfD) outcomes and pathway related to social inclusion and gender in VSO’s global programmes in education, health, livelihoods, and fragile space; build capacity of programme teams for consistent application of evaluation principles, standards and guidelines across the global programmes; generate relevant evidence and learning from programmes effective for business pursuit and programme quality to support scaling of VfD in VSO programmes.


Core Responsibilities

Evaluation Quality & Knowledge:

  • Develop standards and guidelines, methods and tools related to social inclusion & gender vis a vis volunteering to be applied for their measurement and learning in VSO’s global programmes; strive for research and innovations in evaluation methods and tools related to social inclusion and gender, in particular.
  • Lead measurement of and learning in VSO’s volunteering for development (VfD) pathway and outcome related to volunteering, social inclusion & gender across VSO’s global programmes.
  • Plan and conduct annual synthesis exercises across VSO’s global programmes and produce global level analytically learning reports and knowledge products on contributions of social inclusion and gender pathways along with volunteering leading to programme and VfD outcomes; feed learning back to global programmes for improvement in programme design, evaluation quality; disseminate across global programmes for shared knowledge.
  • Plan and generate high quality evidence and lessons learnt related to volunteering vis a vis social inclusion and gender for VSO’s annual reporting and investment decision making across global programmes.
  • Recruit and work with volunteer specialists related to social inclusion and gender to strengthen evaluation quality, knowledge development, capacity and knowledge sharing across VSO’s global programmes.

Business Pursuit:

  • Lead design of robust evidencing and learning plans in proposals across VSO’s global programmes from the perspective of social inclusion and gender in programme implementation.
  • Participate in donor and other relevant forums strategic to evaluation for methodology, evidence and knowledge sharing, visibility, and organisational learning including in social inclusion and gender.
  • Work with other colleagues in ‘Knowledge, Evidence, and Learning’, global programmes/Practice Areas for development of concept notes and pre-positioning papers from social inclusion and gender evidence perspective.

Capacity Building

  • Build knowledge and skills of M&E colleagues in programmes/projects to apply evaluation standards/guidelines, methods and tools for consistent, coherent practice and high quality, sustainable capacity in project/programme evaluation.
  • Work with M&E colleagues, volunteers and partners across VSO’s global programmes to build shared understanding, knowledge, systems, and practice in evaluation related to social inclusion and gender.
  • Promote project/programme teams for cross programmatic knowledge sharing related to lessons learnt in social inclusion and gender in VSO programmes.

Team Building

  • Work positively with others in the ‘knowledge, evidence, and learning’ function for shared knowledge and planning, collaborative action, and coherent representation of the function.
  • Work positively with other programme functions and practice areas for wider organisational knowledge sharing, planning, learning and action as required.
  • Undertake reasonable additional assignments as requested and important for the organisation

Masters Degree

Master’s degree in a related field (or equivalent experience); technical expertise in evaluation methodology.

Sound knowledge and use of statistical tools for quantitative and qualitative data analysis contemporary to methodological innovations and applications in development measurement.

More Details on Experience

  • Experience in leading/conducting large-scale evaluations, measuring social inclusion, and gender-related work.
  • Ability to develop, lead, and deliver large scale evaluations on time.
  • Proven experience of capacity building of frontline staff, volunteers, and partners in quality evaluation practices.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside VSO and initiative for cross-function collaboration for quality evidence and knowledge building, sharing, and utilization.
  • Ability to handle work-related stress, and flexible to work outside of normal working hours as may be required.
  • Volunteering experience in a development organization in Global South

More Details on Skills

  • Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative, and adaptability under pressure to influence quality planning and implementation of M&E interventions in programs.
  • Relevant IT skills; ability and experience in preparation and presentation of complex data in simple, user-friendly forms that are effective for learning and adaptation.

How To Apply

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the VSO Country Office locations.

This role offers remote working.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please https://bit.ly/evaluationandlearningspecialist-socialinclusionandgender

Reference NoJOB0125349
Seniority LevelNone
IndustryMonitoring And Evaluation
SkillsIt SkillsSelf MotivatedAdaptability
Employment TypeContract
Job FunctionsEvaluation And Learning
Job LocationVarious Countries
Application DeadlineWed, Aug 18th 2021

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